Kanex simpleDock Named as CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

NEY YORK, NY – November 13, 2013 – Kanex®, a leader of innovative connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for simpleDock. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.

simpleDock is a new 3-in-1 USB 3.0 docking station for MacBook. It provides you with a fast networking experience, mobile device charging and access to everyday USB devices. The hidden cable management design keeps your desk organized. Place your smartphone on the dock for charging and syncing while staying connected to the host system.

“We’re honored to receive this award,” said Kelvin Yan, president of Kanex. “We’re glad that the extra time we spent on design and practical functionality is being recognized.”

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Kanex simpleDock will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2014 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
• Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
• Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
• The product’s intended use/function and user value
• Why the product deserves the Innovations award, including specifics regarding its unique/novel features and features that consumers would find attractive
• How the design and innovation of this product directly compare to other products in the market place

Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.

Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.


simpleDock Pricing and Availability:
Kanex simpleDock is available for pre-order on the Kanex website at www.kanexlive.com/simpledock. MSRP $129.00


About Kanex:
Kanex is a leader of innovative Apple and iOS connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide. Kanex is dedicated to advancing technology by investing in tomorrow's future. Leveraging its deep-rooted commitment to the consumer electronics industry, Kanex continues to design and develop products that fit the individual, the house, the business and the environment. More information can be found on the web at www.kanexlive.com.


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